Spot the Harrier is still busy
We were sitting on a fence line at the Treatment Plant waiting for a couple of Swamp Harriers to come along the water line when to our surprise a Spotted Harrier cruised down the road and propped on a fence post about 70 metres away. The best I could do in the evening backlight was drop the exposure a bit and hope that the atmospheric haze wouldn’t be too much for the 500mm lens. As it was, it was.
So Spot is a bit soft, but the glorious translucent light through its spread tail feathers wasn’t going to get any better than this.
Here are a few images of a Spotted Harrier we found hunting along a fence line.
Hard late evening light made it all a bit difficult
These are shot with a Nikon 80-400 mm. Which is starting to become my lens of choice for walking about. Needs a little more tlc to get the best from it, but it can do the sharp thing with a little patience.
Images from an second evening visit.